Skip to comments.'Good Chance' Turkey will release American pastor tomorrow
Posted on 10/11/2018 4:08:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
ISTANBUL American Pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention in Turkey has sparked a tense standoff between Ankara and Washington, will likely be released following a hearing scheduled for Friday, according to his lawyer.
There is a good chance he could walk free, Brunsons lawyer, Ismail Cem Haravut told Yahoo News.
Brunson, a Christian preacher from North Carolina, became the center a diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington after Turkey jailed on terrorism charges. Ankara accuses Brunson of having links to groups guilty of orchestrating a failed coup attempt in 2016, through the small evangelical he has run in the coastal resort city of Izmir for the past 20 years. Washington says the charges are fabricated.
The United States responded with sanctions against Turkey, worsening an economic crisis that has seen the Turkish lira lose nearly 40 per cent of its value this year, and brought relations between the two NATO allies to an all-time low.
Brusons possible release is part of a breakthrough deal between US and Turkish officials to drop charges against him, NBC reported Thursday, citing two senior White House officials....
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Praying for this.
More winning. Obama would have let him rot.
Everything I need to know about trusting muslims I learned on 9/11.
Thank you. Also here:
Turkey, US share cautious optimism as high-stakes Brunson trial to resume
(not holding my breath)
Could be Trump had some leverage getting him out what with the presumed murder of the journalist by the Saudis in Turkey. This may be why Trump isn’t pointing fingers right now but waiting to see how things play out. Get the pastor home first.
Hopefully, our prayers are being answered.
He’s only doing this for politics. Another bitter clinger to vote in North Carolina’s congressional elections. How dare he do this in an election year./sarc
Officials believe US on verge of securing release of pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey
Looks like more winning - Trump gave them time to “save face” but it shows that like/hate/whatever, they respect him...
Breaking news - Pastor Brunson has been freed! Yay!
Woo Hoo! More Trump-Effect WINNING!!!
Thanks - saw it all over the news when Turkey bent to President Trump’s wishes and did the right thing.
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